Back in the recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo announced a remake of Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze for Switch. Starring Funky Kong as an extra character, this remake would give fans who missed out on the Wii U a chance to try out the game for a much more popular system.
However, it seems that may not be all Nintendo’s doing for the series. Oh no, as it turns out, there may be plans underway for another Donkey Kong Country title down the line too.
That’s because as Nintendo of Italy mentioned (and now deleted) on Instagram, ‘good things come in threes’. And in this case, it seems the good things referred to the Donkey Kong Country games, what with the focus of the image:
So, it definitely seems someone at Nintendo is hinting at a new Donkey Kong game. But are they right?
Well, it’s hard to tell to be honest with you. On the one hand yes, this is an official source. And given they deleted the post about this, it’s clear they struck a nerve with someone in the company.
Yet at the same time, it’s also part of Nintendo of Europe. Not Nintendo Co Ltd where the actual games get made. Not Nintendo of America who are fairly likely to have insider info. Nintendo of Europe, the subsidiary that doesn’t seem to have the best connections as far as accuracy is concerned. Add to this how it’s the Italian part of that (and only the Switch account for them in turn), and you’ve got a situation where it could be a mistake on their end.
Still, whatever it is, it’s a nice hopeful rumour for Donkey Kong fans none the less. So, come on Nintendo, announce a brand-new Donkey Kong Country for the Nintendo Switch! One of those would be amazing on the system, especially with the Kremlings and Animal Buddies making a return!
Nintendo Italy “There’s no two without three” (My Nintendo News)
Prior to the recent Nintendo Direct, rumours flew around about a new Wario Land title on 3DS. Named various things depending on the source (and implied to be released) sometime in 2017 or 2018, the game unfortunately never showed up in the Nintendo Direct, with WarioWare Gold being Wario’s only representation at the event.
But while this is a tad disappointing for some, it seems Wario Land may indeed be on the verge of a comeback.
Why? Because as Japanese Nintendo reports, Nintendo has recently registered a trademark for the name of the series.
And while this alone wouldn’t be enough to confirm the title (since Nintendo trademarks many things that never used), there’s more to this registration than meets the eye. That’s because the trademark is in a batch of several others. These are:
- Dillon’s Dead-Heat Breakers
- Luigi’s Mansion
- Mario & Luigi
- Metroid Prime
- Smash Bros
And WarioWare. As you can tell, all of them refer to games announced at the recent Nintendo Direct. Like say, Luigi’s Mansion on 3DS:
Or Mario & Luigi Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Journey’s Journey:
Well all except Wario Land that is. However, given the others are confirmed releases, it only makes sense Wario Land one would be too. After all, this isn’t the only recent Wario Land trademark.
Nope, they registered another one ten months before this one. That’s a clear sign something’s going on here. After all, why register multiple trademarks for a brand they have no plans for?
It wouldn’t make sense. So evidence wise, it very much seems Wario Land is seeing a comeback.
So, rejoice Wario fans! Not only are we getting a brand new WarioWare game in the form of WarioWare Gold, but it seems a new Wario Land game could be joining it as well.
Let’s hope these titles are signs of a bright future for our favourite Italian antihero!
Daily News Update (Second Wario Land Trademark
No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you here. It’s really happened. Nintendo has announced Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch!
Yep, right at the end of today’s Direct, a very interesting little teaser trailer was released. This trailer may have appeared to be Splatoon 2 related, but infact it was anything but. Instead, it revealed the Inklings were coming to Smash Bros.
And that’s not all. Oh no, it also revealed that Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch will be releasing this year.
Yes really. Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Switch is coming in 2018. That’s one hell of a turnaround if accurate, and basically confirms the game is far further into development than anyone would have imagined.
So watch the Smash Bros teaser trailer again below:
And let us know what you think of the announcement in the comments below. Are you excited for it? What characters and stages do you want to see in Smash Bros for Switch?
Because Super Smash Bros really is coming to Nintendo Switch very soon!
The Super Smash Bros Series is Headed to Nintendo Switch (Press Release)
As you likely know, Luigi’s Mansion got a sequel on the 3DS back in 2011. Titled Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon (or just Luigi’s Mansion 2 for those in Europe and Japan), the game had Luigi return to his ghostbusting roots in an adventure across multiple mansions with new ghosts and opponents to face at every turn. It was a great game, and one of the real highlights of the Year of Luigi as a whole.
But it seems it won’t be the only Luigi’s Mansion on the system for much longer. Oh no, the original Luigi’s Mansion is being released there too.
Yeah, you heard us right. Remember the GameCube Luigi’s Mansion game? The smaller scale survival horror title that kicked off the franchise to begin with?
Well as it turns out, Nintendo’s now porting that over to the 3DS as well. It’ll come with improved graphics, likely usage of the 3D graphics feature and an all new boss rush mode to face off against the portrait ghosts at any one time. Here’s the trailer if you haven’t seen it already:
As you can tell, it actually works really well on the system. Seriously, it doesn’t look downgraded at all on a graphics level, and where gameplay is concerned it’s basically a direct copy of the original with some new neat tweaks to movement speed added in. That’s pretty damn impressive for a system like the 3DS.
So, if you’re interested, check it out. It’ll be available to buy sometime this year and will offer everything you loved about the first game and then some!
Luigi’s Mansion for 3DS (Reveal Trailer)
Well, it’s nearly here! In just a few moments time, Nintendo’s next Nintendo Direct will air online, covering various announcements related to their 3DS and Nintendo Switch games.
Which means it’s time for another liveblog! Yep, just like before
Hence as a result of this, we’ve decided to run yet another liveblog for the reveals. Yep, just like before, we’ll be talking about every single announcement as it comes in. Whether it’s Smash Bros or Wario Land, Pokemon or F-Zero, we’re covering the lot here.
So, while we don’t have any predictions right now, we hope you’ll enjoy our coverage of the event. Sit back, turn on whatever Nintendo livestream you want to watch this on and check out our thoughts on the event right here.
Because this is gonna be another great year for the Switch. Don’t you forget it!